By Annabeth Albert


(Vino & Veritas #1)

Harrison Phillip Fletcher III isn’t supposed to be here. Not in Burlington, Vermont, not running Vino & Veritas, a quaint inclusive bookstore and wine bar, and definitely not still alive at forty-two. Also not supposed to be here? An unexpected delivery of chickens.

Finn Barnes knows chickens. The burly organic farmer knows all about rare breed poultry, but dealing with a hot, older bookseller is an entirely different matter. City slicker types like Harrison never end up staying in Vermont for the long-term.

They should steer clear of each other. But the flare of attraction is mutual. And somehow, amid book discussions and farm tours, they discover plenty in common. Now they’re stealing kisses in Finn’s barn, sneaking out like teens, and burning up the sheets.

What starts as a fling brings very real feelings for two lonely souls, but a future together seems as unlikely as chickens in a bookstore. Feathers may be flying, but learning to trust takes time neither may have. Can they take a leap of faith together before it’s too late?


Featherbed was such sweet and delightful story to read. I had a smile on my face from start to finish.

Harrison and Finn’s dynamic was just so smooth. The way Finn was always teasing the more stiffer Harrison, to get him to loosen up a bit, adorable. Also these are actually adults who talk to each other, what a breath of fresh air that was.

The farm and the book store play such a big role, that they feel like characters as well, and it made the whole reading experience richer. Also I learned things about farming, I had no idea. Google ducks and rice fields, those ducklings are so cute.

It is a bit on the shorter side, and very low on drama. It was actually nice reading about two people getting to know each other, and developing a relationship without that angst hanging over your head. Definitely recommend you read Featherbed, and I’m excited for the rest of the series.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Vino & Veritas

*All books can be read as a standalone*

About the author

Frequent tweeter, professional grammar nerd, and obsessive reader, Annabeth Albert is also a Pacific Northwest romance writer in a variety of subgenres.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.